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Sep 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
want our freedom and want it now. amy goodman: we spend today's hour looking at the bloody struggle to obtain-and protect- voting rights in this country. our guest is the former chair of the student nonviolent coordinating committee. now 13 term congressman john lewis. >> it is so important for people to understand, to know that people are suffering, struggling. some have died for the right to participate. the boat is the most powerful nonviolent tool that we have a democratic society. >> across that bridge, life lessons for change. with congress member john lewis. all that and more coming up. this is democracy now!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. amy goodman: we spend today's hour looking at the bloody struggle to obtain-and protect- voting rights in this country. since 2010, at least 10 states have passed laws that require people to show a government- issued photo id when they go to the polls. while supporters say the laws protect against voter fraud, others argue they're more likely to suppress voter turnout among people of color, the poor and proper
Sep 12, 2012 8:00am PDT
. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the u.s. ambassador to libya and three embassy staffers have been killed in an attack on the u.s. consulate in the libyan city of benghazi. christopher stevens and three aides died of smoke inhalation after an angry mob set fire to the building in protest of an amateur anti-muslim film produced in the united states. the film also sparked protests in egypt, where demonstrators scaled a wall of u.s. embassy in cairo and burnt the american flag. the film called "in a sense of muslims," was funded by private donors and made by director who's called islam a cancer. we will have more on this story after headlines. the white house is denying reports president obama has snubbed israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu by refusing a meeting with netanyahu -- when netanyahu visits washington next week. the reported rift is said to center around u.s.-israeli tensions over iran, with netanyahu continuing to push for a military attack. on tuesday, he escalated his rhetoric say no one in the world can tell israel not to attac
Sep 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from charlotte, north carolina. president obama accepted the democratic presidential nomination thursday night in a lengthy speech closing out the democratic national convention. obama argued he has rescued the economy from disaster and planted the seeds for a continued recovery. he vowed to create 1 million new manufacturing jobs by 2016 and to double exports by 2014. on foreign policy, obama highlighted the killing of osama bin laden, the withdrawal of troops from iraq and the planned drawdown from afghanistan. in a theme he touched on throughout his speech, obama said the "change" he promised four years ago would take time, but was surely underway. >> our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> we will have more from president obama's speech after the headlines and host the debate. at least 50 people i've been killed in a pair of earthquakes in southwestern china. the chinese government says the quakes damaged
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. syrian rebels have bombed a military command building in damascus, the latest in a series of attacks targeting the regime of president bashar al-assad. the rebels claimed dozens of forces were killed, while the regime says several people were wounded. greek workers are holding their first general strike today. thousands of greeks are converging outside the parliament in athens. the general strike is expected to shut down many locations. meanwhile in spain, thousands of people surrounded the spanish parliament in madrid tuesday as the spanish government prepares to unveil further austerity measures. police charged against demonstrators with batons and fired rubber bullets. 35 people were arrested and 60 were injured. president obama addressed the u.n. general assembly with a heavy focus on the wave of protests that have swept muslim countries and the killing of u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. obama condemned the anti-islam film that set off the unrest. >> i have made it clear that the united states government had nothing to
Sep 13, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. protests are spreading in the middle east over u.s. made film considered blasphemous to islam. earlier today hundreds of yemeni demonstrators stormed the u.s. embassy in sanaa, smashing windows and burning cars before breaking through the compound's main gate. protests have also occurred in other countries including egypt, iraq, iran, tunisia, and bangladesh as well as the gaza strip. in cairo, at least 13 demonstrators were injured today outside the u.s. embassy. police reportedly used tear gas to disperse the protesters after they threw stones and molotov cocktails. the protests follow tuesday night's storming of the was consulate in the libyan city of benghazi that left the u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three staffers dead. on wednesday, president obama vowed to bring to justice those responsible for the killings, which he said would not repeat ties between u.s. and libya. >> we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this typ
Sep 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in pittsburgh. protests generated by american made found that mocks the prophet mohammed continue to flare for forth across the middle east of north africa. in egypt, police in riot gear used tear gas against demonstrators hurling rocks at the u.s. embassy. the muslim brotherhood canceled the million man protest scheduled to follow friday prayers, but protesters continued to gather and some reportedly moved to burn an american flag. in yemen, protesters breached a security wall, set fire to building inside u.s. embassy compound thursday. four protesters died while dozens of people were injured as security forces clashed with demonstrators. protests against the film have erupted in multiple other locations including bangladesh, malaysia, indonesia, iraq, iran, jordan, sudan, tunisia, israel, and the gaza strip. u.s. authorities have officially identified the key figure behind the anti islam film that sparked the protests. nakoula basseley nakoula is a 55-year-old 7 california resident with a checkered past involving drug convictio
Sep 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. anti-u.s. government protests continue in muslim countries angered over u.s.-made amateur film mocking the prophet mohammed. in pakistan, at least 21 people were killed and more than 200 were wounded on friday when thousands took part in nationwide rallies that turned violent. secretary of state hillary clinton appealed for calm inside pakistan. >> i want to thank the government of pakistan for their efforts to protect our embassy in islamabad and consulates elsewhere. and i want to be clear, as i have said numerous occasions, the violence we have seen cannot be tolerated. there is no justification for violence. of course, there is provocation and we have certainly made clear that we do not in any way support provocation. >> where protests were held over the weekend in countries including iran, greece, and bangladesh. "the new york times" reports the deadly attack on u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya during protests there is the film has seriously hampered ca operations on the ground. following the deaths of u.s.
Sep 29, 2012 3:36pm EDT
communists? host: amy goodman has been our guest for the last 45 minutes. she is the host of "democracy now" and her book is the "silenced majority." she is in the middle of a 100- city tour. there's a good chance she is coming to a city near you. guest: you can go to democracy host: thank you for being with us. >> tomorrow, washington journal will talk with third-party candidates in the presidential election. first, green party candidate jill stein will talk about her party's platform and the challenges of running as a third-party candidate in the two party system. that is followed by constitution party candidate virgil goode. he won the constitution party nomination back in april. and then a look at the history and role of third parties, from the anti slavery liberty party to ross perot's reform party. our guest is author donald green. washington journal is live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. in president obama's weekly address, he talked about the need for congress to help homeowners. then, u.s. house candidate burton parker delivers the republican address on tax policy, job cr
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. anti-austerity protests continue to rage in greece and spain as both countries praise for fresh cuts. greek leaders a meeting today over $15 billion austerity plan aimed at persuading international lenders to release tens of billions in aid. demonstrations erupted across greece and the first general strike since the new government took office in june. in the greek capital athens, tens of thousands took to the streets, some hurling firebombs, breaking windows, and setting fires. spain is expected to unveil massive cuts today in its budget plan for next year. on wednesday, protesters are rounded the spanish parliament for a second day to protest against austerity. opposition activists are claiming more than 300 people were killed in syria's violence on wednesday, the highest single-day toll of the 18-month- old conflict to date. the killings include an alleged massacre in the town of dh iyabia, where some 40 people were reportedly slain. video released by opposition activists shows rows of bloodied corpses covered in blankets. the nine nations re
Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in washington, d.c. an attack of a prison in the iraqi city of tikrit has killed at least a dozen people and freed more than 80 prisoners. reports on the details varied. at a local official told the associated press prisoners had seized weapons from a prison store room, while other sources said militants attacked from the outside. a gun battle reportedly stretched for at least eight hours before authorities regained control. the prison houses inmates with ties to al qaeda, and some were awaiting execution. a gunman opened fire thursday inside a minneapolis sign making business, killing four people and wounding several others before turning the gun on himself. three others were critically wounded. there are reports the shooter was a former employee of the business who had been laid off thursdaearlier in the day. it follows a rash of other mass shootings in u.s. this year, and the latest act of violence involving a shooter with reported financial difficulties. the laid-off worker who killed a former co-worker outside the empire
Sep 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from charlotte, north carolina. outrage has erupted in yemen of the killing of 13 civilians in u.s. drone strike on sunday. the yemeni government officials have confirmed the tolls and the intended target of the strike was completely messed. according to cnn, outraged family members attempted to deliver the victims' bodies to the residents of the omnipresent, but were denied entry. the yemeni government says it is investigating the new united nations envoy to syria has warned the country's civil war has reached catastrophic proportions. lakhdar brahimi, a veteran algerian diplomat, issued the warning in his first address to the u.n. general assembly since replacing kofi annan. >> the death toll is staggering. the destruction is reaching catastrophic proportions. and the suffering of the people is immense. mr. president, and looking for it to my visit to damascus in a few days' time and also, when convenient and possible, to all the countries who are in a position to help the syrian political process
Sep 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. more than 100 people were killed in iraq on sunday and one of the country's deadliest days this year. a series of bombings hit baghdad shortly after fugitive iraqi vice president was sentenced to death for allegedly planning and funding attacks in iraq. a leading sunni muslim politician, he fled baghdad in december when iraq's shia-led government accused him of running death squads. he has denied the charges, saying they're politically motivated. the controversy has sparked fears of worsening the sectarian turmoil between shiites and sunnis. in sunday's worst attack, more than 50 people were killed when a bomb struck a crowded commercial area. the u.s. has formally handed control of the bagram air base to the afghan government and a key milestone for the more than a decade-long a to occupation. but despite the handover, the u.s. is continuing to contain control over several dozen prisoners in a dispute the afghan government. "the new york times" reports the spat apparently centers on afghan refusals to adopt the no- trial detention system dem
Sep 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. this is democracy now!,, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. public-school teachers in chicago voted to continue their strike, prompting the city's mayor, rahm emanuel, to threaten legal action to force their return to the job. teacher delegates failed to approve the proposal over the weekend. the teachers union president karen lewis said delegates want more time to consult with the rank and file. >> contracts are always a set of negotiations. our members are not happy and they want to have the opportunity to talk to their members, they want to know if there is any more they can get. we told them basically we feel this is the deal the board has. when you have expectations of democracy, then that is what happens. came one dayote after thousands of teachers and their supporters rallied in chicago's union park. the standout center around education reforms, including a proposed teacher evaluation process the union says relies too heavily on standardized testing. in response, mayor rahm emanuel says he will seek a court injunction to bring the strike to an end. a wisconsi
Sep 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from grand rapids, michigan. the occupy wall street of the celebrated its first anniversary on monday with actions in new york city and other cities across the country. in manhattan, protesters tried to block access to the new york stock exchange by erecting a people's wall. >> today is occupy wall street's birthday, and we are celebrating. we are rising above all of the corruption and police brutality that has happened already. i, myself, had never in all my 57 years seen anything like zuccotti park. i personally have been waiting for 10 years for something. i had no idea the kids -- i had no idea the kids were going to rise up like that. i am so proud of them. >> overall, more than 150 people were arrested including half a dozen journalists. monday's actions saw lower turnout than expected with around 1000 people taking part, far lower than the numbers seen last fall. a federal judge has denied chicago mayor rahm emanuel's effort to forcefully end the city's weeklong teacher strike ahead of a vote by the union later today. emanuel ha
Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. road in chicago. here the chicago public schools are back in session today after the governing body of the chicago teachers union voted to suspend a nine-day strike. on tuesday, teacher representatives accepted an agreement with the city, calling for a double-digit salary increase over the next three years as well as compromise over the contentious issues of teacher evaluations and job security. uncertainty remains over how many schools chicago mayor rahm emanuel will try to close now that a deal is in place. analysts have estimated as many as 140 chicago-area schools could face closure in the near future. we will have more on the chicago strike after the headlines and joined by the chicago teachers union president karen lewis. the the obama administration has won in an emergency freeze of a federal judge's recent decision to block a controversial statute that gave the government the power to carry out indefinite detention. an appeals court agreed to stay judge katherine forrest's ruling against a provisio
Sep 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we are broadcasting from freeport, illinois. the justice department's inspector general has issued a long anticipated report faulting top federal officials over the controversial gun sting operation known as fast and furious while exonerating attorney general eric holder. the operation saw u.s. agents allowing the sale of thousands of guns to middlemen for mexican drug cartels in an attempt to gain access to senior level figures within mexico's criminal organization. the nearly 500-page report, issued wednesday, accuses federal prosecutors and agents from the bureau of all, tobacco and firearms of allowing the botched sting to continue through a "series of misguided strategies, tactics, errors in judgment, and management failures." holder has faced a number of republican attacks over the program, culminating in a contempt vote by the house earlier this year. while the report exonerates eric holder, it condemns assistant attorney general brewer and an aide who promptly resigned on wednesday. more than a dozen
Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. at least five people had been killed in u.s. drone strike inside pakistan. a pair of missiles reportedly struck a village in the region of north missouri stand. it is unclear if any civilians were killed. a new study is backing claims the u.s. has killed far more civilians in pakistan drone strikes than publicly and knowledge. researchers at the york university and stanford university say the drone strikes "terrorized men, women, and children, giving rise to anxiety and psychological trauma among civilian communities." the study also concludes most of the militants killed in the strikes have been low-level targets whose deaths have failed to make the u.s. any safer. just 2% of drone attack victims are said to be top militant leaders. rebels in syria have carried out a new bombing targeting the region or the regime of bashar al-assad in the capital of damascus. earlier today, a bomb struck a school building occupied by state forces, wounding at least seven people. it was one of the boldest attacks in the al-assad regime struggled since a suic
Sep 21, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. i'm amy goodman. road in the madison, wisconsin. and this one person has been killed in pakistan as protesters fill the streets across several cities in what is expected to be a massive day of action against the u.s. made film "innocence of muslims." the pakistani government declared friday a public holiday to allow people to demonstrate against the film, which mocks the muslim prophet mohammed. pakistan shut down cell phone service in major cities as officials moved to block roads to u.s. diplomatic missions. in the pakistani city of peshawar, a driver named mohamed amir were shot dead by police as he drove through an area where protesters were torching a movie theater. deaths, including that of u.s. ambassador to libya, have already been linked to protests and violence that swept the muslim countries around the world as a result of the film. a french cartoon depicting the prophet mohammed in pornographic poses has only added new fodder to the global outcry. thursday, thousands of pakistan is demonstrated in the capital of islamabad as police and security forces attempted to blo
Sep 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
." next up is amy goodman. she'll be discussing her latest book, "the silent majority." then we'll hear from tim graham of media research center. he'll be here to talk to us about his group's claim that the liberal media bias in this election cycle has reached "unprecedented levels." we also want to let our viewers and listeners know that on "newsmakers quggets, housing and urban development secretary shawn donovan is our guest. he's going to talk about what else can be done to help families that are underwater on their mortgages, meaning that they owe more on their homes than they're worth. >> a year ago, when the president put forward his american jobs act in a speech to congress, he also said we're going to do more about refinancing. in fact, the very first thing did he in his we can't wait campaign was say we're going to take the actions that we can with our own powers to help more families refinance. and that's specifically for families that have government-guaranteed mortgages. since we made those, we've seen refinance ago cross the country double, and more importantly, in the sta
Sep 29, 2012 2:00pm EDT
the economy, sunday at 8:00 on c-span's q&a. >> amy goodman joins us here at the c-span desk. many of you know her as the host of "democracy now." she is also the author of a new book. where are you on your tour, and how many more cities do you have? >> i think i am at c-span, but it is a little confusing. tomorrow we will be in richmond, virginia. then in the evening i will be in norfolk. monday night we will be of virginia tech, which is very interesting, going back to the scene of the massacre. i will be speaking there. 32 people were killed there. one dog of the victim's -- one of the victims was shot four times. i am interested in interviewing a professor there. then we are on to colorado for the big debate. we are both speaking on the silent majority, election 2012 tour, but also, we do this daily, radio and television broadcast that airs on over 1100 stations, so we have to do the broadcast wherever we are. being on the scene has been remarkable. i will give you one example. we last week were in freeport, ill., and we got a broadcaster rai, and we went to the stephensons their ground --
Sep 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. mitt romney accepted the republican presidential nomination thursday night with a vow to revive the u.s. economy and a plea to voters disappointed with president obama's first term. >> how many days have you woken up thinking something special was happening in america? many of you felt that way on election day four years ago. hope and change had a powerful appeal. tonight ask a simple question. if you felt that excitement when you voted for barack obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he is president obama? [applause] you know there's something wrong with the kind of job his son as president and the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. >> we will have more from romney's speech after the headlines. the justice department has announced it will not prosecute anyone involved in the killing and torturing of prisoners in cia custody after a three-year investigation. the justice department had been probing the deaths of two men: one in iraq, one in afghanistan. gul rahman died in 2002 while
Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and peace report. i'm amy goodman. from charlotte, north carolina, this is "democracy now!" we are breaking with convention: war, peace, and the presidency. "democracy now!" special daily to our coverage from the democratic national convention inside and out. speakers on the second night of the democratic national convention wednesday included massachusetts senate candidate elizabeth warren and former president bill clinton, who gave the keynote. but the speaker who took center stage at the top of the 10:00 primetime hour is not a politician, but a recent law school graduate who became famous when she was insulted by rush limbaugh after she attempted to testify at a congressional hearing in favor of insurance coverage for contraception. sandra fluke was a student at the georgetown university law center back in february when republicans barred her from speaking on a house panel about the obama administration's birth control mandate. instead, the panel featured only men. three democrats walked out in protest. the next day, sandra fluke appeared on "democracy now!" and later had a chance to te
Sep 14, 2012 2:05am PDT
into the bedroom hoda's favorite place perhaps with some tips for tidying up. i think that's what it says. >> amy goodman is "coastal living's" editor at large. >> you are going to help us clear out the clutter. in the bedroom. >> we are. it's like a day at the beach, we like to say. relaxing, warm and inviting minus all the clutter. starting off -- >> look at this night stand. >> look what's happening in there. >> it is amazing. it is from den house. this doubles as a dog bed. we love furniture that does double duty. a lot of us sleep with our pets in our room. this could outfit for a cat. for anybody at home who doesn't like the door, you can always remove this door. >> can you believe poppy is just sitting in there? >> i want him. >> let's talk about the bed. >> most of us do have a frame with space underneath. this beautiful bed from crate and barrel. i suggest doing beautiful woven baskets. these are from crate and barrel and they are wide and long, but low to the ground. i suggest doing sheets. it's very handy to change the bed. even something as unusual as towels you could store under your
Sep 15, 2012 10:00am EDT
of heroes of amy goodman and other people do stand up for justice and compassion and do so in a very visible way. your tactics, i think your assessment that this is a sleeping peaceful thing is different in ways that is difficult to see right now. occupy is nascent. it has not really begun. there are a lot of things happening right now sort of like arguing a sprout isn't an oak tree because it is six inches tall and not enough shade. something is happening. i would like to thank all the people i see from occupy and i see all these movements collectively standing for something. i have a specific political question. what in your opinion have you discovered is the administration's political goal or military goal of killing people in a country in pakistan and not much infrastructure. what are they hoping to do by killing people? what specific military goal is being achieved? >> the fact that the drone program is happening in pakistan is a reflection of the surge in afghanistan has been unsuccessful and the obama administration sent a 30,000 more troops into afghanistan thinking they can win this
Sep 21, 2012 11:00pm PDT
's a remarkable cast beyond just client eastwood, we have amy adams john goodman and justin timberlake. which begs the question, clint eastwood and justin timberlake, i couldn't say that would be on my short list. what was the chemistry like? >> i thought story had appeal and i wanted it to have broad appeal in terms of the cast so i was looking really diversify. clint's name is what attracted all of these great people. it wasn't a chance to rob on a rob lorenz movie. but it was great. amy adams is somebody that i have long admired. i think they just disappears in to every role she has so i was thrilled to get her. and justin, he just had the right combination of charm and energy and likability that i needed for this role. >> gavin: and so in the past, mine, is it a collaborative process of determining who is to play particular roles? or it really is the director's responsibility? >> yeah, it's the director. clint is a very khra*p collaborative guy so i have had a lot of experience over the years working on his films he
Sep 28, 2012 10:30pm EDT
businesses are dealing with cyber security threats. tomorrow, amy goodman talks about her book on social movements. tim graham talks about how he believes media has reached unprecedented levels of bias. kevin mccoy says water costs have increased 33% since 2000. saturday 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> c-span is unbiased. they tell you the news straight up. that is arguably the biggest reason. i am a firm believer that the c- span video archives is one of the most historical archives there are. i primarily watch "the washington journal." the house of representative proceedings and c-span 2 for the senate. >> jake young watches c-span. brought to you by your television providers. >> women political reporters discuss the presidential race and how the news business has changed. they include reporters from news hour and politico. >> we are going to start. this is our subterfuge to keep everybody able to fit into the sheet. we are not eating, you guys go ahead. we will eat later. the way we can get everybody out on time. i want to talk about our noisemaker lunch's end where they came from. we star
Sep 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. thousands of teachers, parents, students marched in the streets of chicago monday, the opening day of the city's first public school strike in a quarter- century. almost 30,000 people -- teachers and support staff have walked out. the teachers' union called the strike sunday night after months of negotiations failed to resolve demands for pay raises, better classroom conditions, job security, and evaluations. we'll have more from chicago later in the broadcast. events are being held across the country today to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. on the eve of this anniversary, federal officials announced first responders and other survivors exposed to toxic compounds from the wreckage at ground zero may now be entitled to free cancer treatment for the first time. the u.s. government has added about 50 types of cancer to its list of illnesses covered under the zadroga act. the law, signed by president obama last year, was named after new york police detective james zadroga,
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